Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adorn Your Hands in 28 Innovative Ways

Knitting New Mittens and Gloves: Warm and Adorn Your Hands in 28 Innovative Ways by Robin Melanson


If you follow my blog, you should know that I love mittens. Some people make socks, I like mittens. And oven mitts for that matter. I like the feel of fibers when I'm knitting, and I like to keep 'em in my hands.

I was therefore super excited when I came across this book.

The Patterns:
  • Fingerless Mitts (13) - Accomplice, Alternating Current*, Box Pleats, Driver (looks like driving gloves to me!), Evening Light, Filigree, Glaistig, Houndstoothe Miscellany, Negative Space, Rusalka, Standard Deviation, Strata*, Tapisserie
  • Gloves (6) - Blackthorn, Burunnhilde (Long, with traveling twisted stitch), Golden Bracelets, Poppy (Ruffles at the cuff), Strata* (Layered gloves and mitts), Welig (cabled)
  • Mittens (11) - Aethelwyne (has an elvish, pointy shape), Alesund (Norwegian style), Alternating Current* (change the cuffs like bracelets with the buttons), Ceangaltas (interesting knotwork around the wrist), Chevalier, Gothic, Gretel, Jack-in-the-Box (GLITTENS!), Plush, Sheltie (double layer), Snug
Mmmmm delicious. I am not itching to start making any of these because I still am addicted to making colorwork mittens and gloves. I love seeing so many different styles of mittens and gloves all in one book! I will be back to this one, I can promise you that.

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